On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1917

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)

Famous Birthdays

  • Tex Williams, American country-western singer, born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985)
1917 Highlights

About August 23, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo